Black Diamond (Angie Stone album)

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Black Diamond
Angie Stone - Black Diamond.png
Studio album by Angie Stone
Released September 28, 1999 (1999-09-28)
Recorded 1998–99
Genre
Length 54:46
Label Arista
Producer
Angie Stone chronology
Black Diamond
(1999)
Mahogany Soul
(2001)
Singles from Black Diamond
  1. "No More Rain (In This Cloud)"
  2. "Life Story"
  3. "Everyday"
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[1]
Entertainment Weekly B+[2]
Hot Press 9/12[3]
Rolling Stone 3.5/5 stars[4]

Black Diamond is the debut studio album by American singer and songwriter Angie Stone, released on September 28, 1999 by Arista Records. The album is named after Stone's then-teenage daughter Diamond Ti'ara.[5]

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition
No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Freedom (Intro)" Angie Stone Stone 0:42
2. "No More Rain (In This Cloud)"
Stone 4:42
3. "Green Grass Vapors"
  • Aaron Lyles
  • Stephanie Bolton
  • Aaron "Freedom" Lyles
  • Stone
4:14
4. "Everyday"
Russell Elevado 3:28
5. "Coulda Been You"
  • Stone
  • Sekou Aiken
  • Rex Rideout
  • Phil Temple
  • Rideout
  • Temple
  • Stone
4:25
6. "Visions" DJ U-Neek 3:31
7. "Life Story"
4:07
8. "Just a Pimp"
  • Lyles
  • Bolton
  • Lyles
  • Stone
4:12
9. "Trouble Man" Marvin Gaye
  • Stone
  • Lyles
2:33
10. "Bone 2 Pic (Wit U)" Muhammad 5:19
11. "Man Loves His Money"
  • Lyles
  • Bolton
  • Lyles
  • Stone
4:11
12. "Love Junkie" Stone
  • Stone
  • Lyles
4:18
13. "Black Diamonds & Blue Pearls (Interlude)" Stone Stone 1:35
14. "Heaven Help" (bonus track)
DeVeaux 3:19
15. "Don't Wanna Ride Without You" (hidden track) Stone   4:10
Total length: 54:46
Notes
Sampling credits

Personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from the liner notes of Black Diamond.[11]

Charts[edit]

Certifications[edit]

Region Certification Certified units/Sales
United Kingdom (BPI)[19] Gold 100,000^
United States (RIAA)[20] Gold 500,000^

^shipments figures based on certification alone

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Edition Ref.
United States September 28, 1999 Standard Arista [21]
Germany November 8, 1999 BMG [22]
Canada February 8, 2000 [23]
Japan February 16, 2000 EMI [9]
United Kingdom February 28, 2000 Arista [7]
Germany March 20, 2000 Reissue BMG [24]
Worldwide September 18, 2012 Deluxe (digital download)
  • BRM
  • Peace Bisquit
[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ LaVeck, Theresa E. "Black Diamond – Angie Stone". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  2. ^ Morgan, Laura (November 19, 1999). "Black Diamond". Entertainment Weekly. Time. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  3. ^ Porcelli, Kim (March 2, 2000). "Black Diamond". Hot Press. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  4. ^ Byrd, Ayana (October 14, 1999). "Angie Stone: Black Diamond". Rolling Stone. Wenner Media. Archived from the original on December 1, 2009. Retrieved January 3, 2007. 
  5. ^ Easlea, Daryl (2012). "Review of Angie Stone – Black Diamond". BBC Music. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Stone,Angie – Black Diamond – CD (1999)" (in German). musicline.de. PHONONET. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  7. ^ a b "Black Diamond". Amazon.co.uk. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  8. ^ "Stone,Angie – Black Diamond – CD (2000)" (in German). musicline.de. PHONONET. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  9. ^ a b "Black Diamond : Angie Stone". HMV Japan. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  10. ^ a b c "Black Diamond (Deluxe Edition) by Angie Stone". iTunes Store (US). Apple. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  11. ^ Black Diamond (CD liner notes). Angie Stone. Arista Records. 1999. 07822-19092-2. 
  12. ^ "Angie Stone – Black Diamond". norwegiancharts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  13. ^ "Angie Stone" (select "Albums" tab). Official Charts Company. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Official R&B Albums Chart Top 40". Official Charts Company. March 5–11, 2000. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  15. ^ "Angie Stone – Chart history: Billboard 200". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  16. ^ "Angie Stone – Chart history: Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  17. ^ "Angie Stone – Black Diamond" (in Dutch). dutchcharts.nl. Hung Medien. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  18. ^ "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums: Year End 2000". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  19. ^ "British album certifications – Angie Stone – Black Diamond". British Phonographic Industry. October 18, 2013. Retrieved September 27, 2015.  Enter Black Diamond in the field Keywords. Select Title in the field Search by. Select album in the field By Format. Select Gold in the field By Award. Click Search
  20. ^ "American album certifications – Angie Stone – Black Diamond". Recording Industry Association of America. February 2, 2000. Retrieved September 27, 2015.  If necessary, click Advanced, then click Format, then select Album, then click SEARCH
  21. ^ "Black Diamond". Amazon.com. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  22. ^ "Black Diamond" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  23. ^ "Black Diamond". Amazon.ca. Retrieved September 27, 2015. 
  24. ^ "Black Diamond" (in German). Amazon.de. Retrieved September 27, 2015.